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Try this one. What exactly are these?

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Do they open manholes (or person holes).
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I can see why you thought that Cathy but sorry, no.
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Are they different forms of steps? I'm thinking of those you would drive into tree trunks or telegraph poles.
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Sorry China but no. Again, I can see why that thought struck you.
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Are they attachments to an anvil which help produce circular sheet metal objects?
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For sticking in an anvil, not heavy enough for blacksmith or sheet metal work so I'll suggest silver smith tools.
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Oh dear P! You have put me in a quandary here. You're thinking straight but you have the wrong conclusion. Too heavy for a silver smith. Have another think....
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Tinsmiths formers?
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For producing sheet metal objects? Possibly tins.
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Or aluminium?
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Ian has it. It's a selection of tinsmith's anvils. Different shapes for different jobs. They weren't for putting in the Hardy hole in an anvil but in a hole on a block of wood. Many of the tinsmiths were itinerant and a block of wood was light enough to go in the handcart.
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What's the common name for this configuration of chassis?

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Let me think!!
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I think I know.
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I've always referred to it as a 'twin-steer'.
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That's correct Kev but there was another more interesting description.
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Are you looking for a humorous jargon name or a technical name?
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Chinese six?
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Kev has it. Chinese Six. Eight wheeler rigid was an Eight-legger, the trailer was a Pup.
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Any ideas on what is going on here?

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Is it a potato clamp? Not sure about the scarecrow!
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Curses! Her serene majesty has done it again. Quite right, old technology and I thought it would be a forgotten corner.
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Sorry! Been there, done that..... without the scarecrow!
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Curses! Her serene majesty has done it again. Quite right, old technology and I thought it would be a forgotten corner.
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I'll try again. What can you tell me about this image?

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